Florida Rep. Allen West, trailing narrowly in his still-uncalled race, notched a legal win late Friday, as election officials agreed to re-tabulate a batch of early ballots that the conservative congressman has pushed to have reexamined.
The St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections announced it would begin re-tallying all votes that were cast between Oct. 27 and Nov. 3. The office will begin re-tabulating at 9 a.m. Saturday.
West has argued that those votes had been accidentally double counted on election night and provided a winning margin to his Democratic opponent, 29-year-old construction company executive Patrick Murphy. Murphy’s lead of nearly 2,000 votes is just outside the 0.5 percent margin that would trigger an automatic district-wide recount under Florida law…
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Also, BREAKING: Allen West wins recount of ALL early votes by St. Lucie County Canvassing Board West needs to gain just 249 votes in those 20,000 ballots to trigger a statutory recount under state law.
Update: Surprise! 304 ‘unread’ ballots found in Allen West recount effort “Unexpectedly” of course.